Emilia Glaser – “In The Trees”
We premiered Emilia Glaser’s first single, “I’m Going Down” back in April and are bringing you her EP, In The Trees today. Be warned, this is a rave review. If constant compliments with no real constructive criticisms aren’t your scene, stop reading now. Everyone else, let’s continue.
Recapping The Daily Krapht premier in April, our fearless leader compared Glaser’s voice to white chocolate.
“The Fall City, WA native instantly hits you in the earhole with that thick, soulful vocal which brings the image of melted white chocolate to mind. It’s smooth like Natalie Merchant with a hint of sweetness; not overpowering like straight chocolate can be.”
I included that quote because it so simply summed up the characteristics of Glaser’s vocals.
While age shouldn’t affect judgement when it comes to music, it should be celebrated when a person can create something so magical at such a young age. Only 17, Glaser has managed to captivate us, and we can’t wait to see what the rest of her journey unfolds.
In The Trees was released just a few days ago (May 16th) and produced by Jay Pinto (whose music was featured in our 1st birthday CD sampler). This folk songstress will bring to mind other powerful women musicians that may have been present during the Lilith Fair era. Each track featured on the album is filled with beautiful melancholy and listeners will have no choice but fall under her spell. Vocally, Glaser has no problem soaring the scales with tremendous restraint and power at the same time. Take a listen to “The Falls” and you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about. Her voice floats and dances between angelic soprano to a soulful alto without skipping a beat. She is in complete control.
Lyrically, In The Trees is overwhelmingly somber. Glaser sings of loss, desire and wanting to be free. Poetry set to music, the sophistication of her execution puts her in a class of her own.
“Measuring the little things is all we can do to keep ourselves together”
The above lyric is taken from the piano driven power ballad, “Release Me”. Filled with drama and emotion we’re left wondering what went on and what she wants to be released from.
Despite the sadness present in this group of songs, In The Trees enchants and sooths the weary. This EP is a must listen for music lovers of all genres. Organic, honest and overflowing with soul it’s crystal clear to see this young woman possesses a special gift. Do yourself a favor and listen, right now. Then tell a friend because sharing is the ultimate way to show you care.
WORDKRAPHT Rating: 5 Stars!
Album Name: In The Trees
Release Date: May, 2015
Location: Fall City, Washington
Genre: Folk, Singer-Songwriter
Members: Emilia Glaser